Anniversary Events at St Stephen Walbrook
* 350th Anniversary of our present building
* Tercentenary of the death of its famous architect, Christopher Wren
* 70th Anniversary of the founding of The Samaritans at St Stephen Walbrook
2023 marks the 350th anniversary of our present building and the three hundredth anniversary of the death of its architect, Christopher Wren – as well as the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Samaritans.
Keep a check of this page for details of special events and services taking place throughout the year to mark these important anniversaries.
Anniversary Eucharist with Bishop Nicholas Holtam
Tuesday 21st February 2023 at 6.00pm
We are delighted that Bishop Nicholas Holtam will preside and preach at this special service, which will launch a programme of celebrations marking our anniversary year.
Wren Conversations: Building Cities
Wednesday 22nd March 2023 at 6.00pm
Three days after the Great Fire in 1666, Wren presented the King with his plan for rebuilding the City of London. It never came to fruition and instead Wren introduced a wholly new architectural style, building 51 churches mainly on mediaeval foundations. This conversation will discuss the opportunities and challenges of designing buildings in historic settings such as the City of London and touch on concerns such as pollution in cities in Wren’s time and today, City infrastructure, the needs of the community, and the future of City churches.
Chair : Sir David Bell
Panellists : Amanda Levete, Sumayya Vally, Rab Bennetts, additional panellists to be confirmed
Organised by : The World Monuments Fund
Tickets £25.00 (talk) £250 (talk and dinner at the exclusive Walbrook Club) Available at this link.
More information here.
Saturday 24th June 2023 time TBA
Hear Wren’s city churches filled with song in the Wrenathon, a celebration of community singing and Wren’s historic architecture. Featuring choirs from across the City of London and beyond, this 12-day festival takes place across multiple churches associated with architect Christopher Wren, marking his tercentenary. Culminating in a choral marathon on Saturday 24th June 2023, audiences will be taken on a musical journey throughout the city and experience the power of singing to transform spaces and bring people together. Choirs interested in taking part can email email@example.com for further information. We look forward to our Community Choir joining others at St Stephen Walbrook as part of the Wrenathon. Times to be announced.